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Security With an In-Built Vulnerability

Secret services want to know as much as possible. For example, they try to circumvent data encryption. This can cause collateral damage, warn Bochum researchers.

Intentional vulnerabilities in encryption algorithms seem tempting to secret services and law enforcement agencies alike – after all, they allow supposedly secure information to be read. Professor Gregor Leander and Dr. Christof Beierle from the Symmetric Cryptography group and Dr. David Rupprecht from the Chair for System Security discuss the sense and nonsense of such backdoors and describe a very long-lasting example of such a gap. Together with international colleagues, they showed that current smartphones still have the insecure mobile phone encryption GEA-1 installed. It has been around since the 1990s, and according to mobile phone standards, it should have disappeared in 2013.

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Register now: Computer Science Day 2023

On February 8, 2023, we will celebrate the 3rd Computer Science Day. The networking event cordially invites all interested parties, RUB members, partners of the faculty and of course faculty members to devote an afternoon entirely to computer science.

Researchers from the faculty present the latest state of their research in an entertaining and understandable way in engaging short lectures. In the subsequent get-together, you can exchange ideas with the speakers and other participants, network and discover points of intersection with your field of interest.

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New Emmy Noether Group Aims to Make Hardware Chips Provable Secure

Dr. Pascal Sasdrich (Chair of Security Engineering) will be funded by the DFG with 1.3 million euros for his project CAVE.

In 2023, the German Research Foundation (DFG) funds a new Emmy Noether group in the field of IT security at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Dr. Pascal Sasdrich, Chair of Security Engineering/Faculty of Computer Science is the research group leader. With his project “COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION OF PHYSICAL SECURITY PROPERTIES“, CAVE for short, he wants to advance the protection of security-critical implementations, such as those used in hardware chips, against physical attacks. Within the Emmy-Noether program, CAVE is funded with 1.3 million euros over six years, which qualifies for a university professorship.

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Inaugural Lecture with Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt on February 01, 2023

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all interested parties to Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt’s inaugural lecture “Neural data science: model-based approaches to understand cognitive control”.

Schmidt has been Professor of Neural Data Science at the Faculty of Computer Science and the Institute of Neuroinformatics since September 2022. His research is dedicated to the neural mechanisms of cognitive functions. In doing so, he draws on analysis and computational modeling techniques, such as machine learning.

When? February 01,2023, 2-3 PM, get together afterwards
Where? Open Space of the Faculty of Computer Science (building MC, ground floor)

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Vacant position: Professorship for System Security (m/f/d)

Open Rank: Tenured W3 or W2 Tenure Track / W1 Tenure Track. At the Faculty of Computer Science of the Ruhr-University Bochum a position for a professorship for system security is available as soon as possible.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is Ruhr-Universität Bochum ’s declared aim.

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